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I'm Brad, 33, he/him (mostly), in the US midwest, working on space science hardware (as far as I can get from the military-industrial complex)

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I want to:
- Live in community with friends
- Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism

A while ago a friend sent me a meme: "Libra culture is wanting a tattoo their whole life, but actually never getting one because they might regret it later."

And yes I am a libra and yes that is me. But it is also me with laptop stickers.

current mood: figuring out how to navigate wanting to cover my laptop in stickers, but also realizing I'll keep my laptop longer than I'll like any single sticker (and no one makes a skin for it that I could apply stickers to and remove later)

Happy Lunar New Year, and Happy Year of the Rat everyone!

Picrew post 

Today, I have determined, is exclusively for taking care of the own human person that is me.

This #SunDIY I'm working on my crop rotation plans. Will post about it in a bit of detail in the next week.

#Gardening #Edibles #Permaculture

Looks like we're getting really close to the "switch" part of this Bait & Switch cycle in technology, with more and more services restricting licenses and/or removing free tiers. Or companies/products disappearing completely!

I get real sad when I think about the amount of effort we've duplicated in developing the same technology again and again over the past 30 years.

luv 2 live in a world where i have to use stupid github to interact meaningfully with any open source project

My evening of yak shaving:
1. Want to add gitea support to a drone configuration extension. Requires writing 6 functions to pull data from the gitea API
2. See that the gitea API provides no easy way to get this data
3. Oh, looks like I'll need to add to the API and PR gitea

All I wanted was to automatically build stuff from a gitea monorepo 😞

Petition to rename this heater at my roommate's gym "Vent Reznor"

Here's a question: How the heck are new canning recipes validated? Like, every canning website says, "Do this recipe and this recipe only. Professionals must validate new recipes."

But how is that done? How do you determine what temperature and processing time is needed for a new thing?

Current status: it's cold and rainy. I'm drinking coffee in a cozy papasan, while laundry happens in the background. I'm listening to a bleepy bloopy ambient album, and taking inventory of all the projects I'd like to work on this year

I've now been into electronics for long enough that I feel like anytime I find a neat chip, I should buy a lifetime supply

Idle complaining 

me, going anywhere: i hope i don’t meet any capitalists

me, arriving anywhere: damn, capitalists

Believe it or not, this getup measures water level with stunning accuracy

It isn't every day I love my job, but today I was asked to put LEDs on something to help tiny baby squid find their rhythm in zero gravity

You know what took my entirely too long to figure out?

There's no inherent value in suffering! That scratchy shirt you don't like? You can donate it! Those gross gummy worms? Toss em, uneaten. And so on!

So many of the programs I really like use Go, and I want to make plugins for them, but I do not know Go

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